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Old 11-22-2015, 10:12 AM   #1
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Smile Hello From Fremont, Ca.

Hi All, After extensive research, Debbie and I decided on a 21 in August. Our delivery date is August '16.
We've done a lot of tent camping over the years, and for a 5 year period in the late 80's, owned an older Airstream. I have been an avid reader of this forum since August, and I want to thank everybody for their contributions. I have learned so much, and I'm sure the education is just beginning.
I will continue to be an avid reader, and maybe when our build date is closer and my experience level increases, I will even make a few posts. Until then, thanks to everyone for their generosity of sharing and thoughtful explanations.

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Old 11-22-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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Welcome Steve and Debbie - You'll find there are a number of Escape owners around the Bay Area (we're in Santa Cruz). Have fun reading through the forum posts and, when you have questions (and you will), just ask ... you'll find lots of helpful answers here.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:00 AM   #3
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WELcome Steve and Debbie,
Have you seen an Escape? If you ask Escape they will put you in touch with some owners in your area, seeing one will and can answer a lot of questions. Also what will be your tug? I have the 14th Escape 21 made....
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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How do you know you had the 14th? Guess they told you that. Don't think we can go by unit number as that would include all models.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:55 AM   #5
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Welcome, Steve and Debbie! Our 21' is great so I am sure you will like yours. You probably know just what you want in it after your Airstream. That makes it somewhat easier although there are a lot of choices to be made! You may be surprised at how a year is not enough!
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:25 PM   #6
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Congrats on your order, Steve and Debbie. Lots of good fun ahead of you, both in the planning of your trailer, and then getting to use it.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:39 PM   #7
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Welcome to another Californian! You've made a good choice.
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:08 PM   #8
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Congratulations Steve and Debbie! Excited for you -- it will be a fun year of planning!!!
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:14 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum, S&D, from former Fremont citizens. You are going to love your 21.
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:20 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the fine welcome!

We have seen two Escapes in person. Bill and Jennifer Dornbush of Santa Rosa and Fletch and Pam Dobbs of San Jose were kind enough to show and answer all of our questions. I had been leaning toward an Escape for months, but seeing two in person sealed the deal for both Debbie and I.
We are planning on most of the options, including the U-Shaped dinette/lounge, and have benefitted greatly from the posts, pictures, and suggestions here on the forum.

We look forward to joining both the more local San Francisco Bay Area family and the ever growing North America Escape family......Oh Yeah, We have a 2015 Ford Explorer V-6 with Factory Tow Package and a 5000 lb. cap. We will be near the limit, but we think doable.

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Old 11-22-2015, 02:24 PM   #11
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Hi drpaddle,

Yes, We have lived in Fremont for ever (50 years now). Except for our travels, we are probably here to stay. Near our daughters and grandkids.

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Old 11-22-2015, 03:12 PM   #12
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How do you know you had the 14th? Guess they told you that. Don't think we can go by unit number as that would include all models.
Any time there is a new model the owners line up to order. There were cancellations and new ones added. Mine was scheduled for late November and I asked to be the first 2014 model which started December, 01, 2013 and there were 13 ahead of me.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:27 PM   #13
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Any time there is a new model the owners line up to order. There were cancellations and new ones added. Mine was scheduled for late November and I asked to be the first 2014 model which started December, 01, 2013 and there were 13 ahead of me.
So the first 13 were 2013 models and you were the first 2014. Quite a distinction. You can use that when you sell for your 5.0ta. Wonder if they did any 2014 improvements that fast!
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:48 PM   #14
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Wonder if they did any 2014 improvements that fast!
I took care of that, here Planned modifications to BlackJack….
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:50 AM   #15
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Welcome to the forum Steve and Debbie. We are up in Marin County waiting for our trailer in March. We chose the 21 too. Looking forward to meeting you on the road in the future!
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:55 PM   #16
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Welcome. We're just north of you, in Livermore – been here for almost 44 years. We love our 21', that we picked up last July.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:38 PM   #17
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Welcome, Steve and Debbie. We are in Santa Rosa with our 2015 19 and love it, as Steve said. We should have a bay area meetup as it seems there are lots of Escapes now in this area.
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:02 PM   #18
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Welcome aboard Steve and Debbie, Another Escape to the Bay area stable.
We just picked-up our 21 in October and like the rest "couldn't be happier"
Start counting how many times your friends say, Canada, why, do you know how many travel trailers you pass on your way Any time you want to view another 21, your welcome here.


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Old 11-23-2015, 08:18 PM   #19
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Thank-You Maury and Julie, Art and Kathy, Bill and Jennifer, and Craig and Hazel !!

We are so excited. We just got notified today that our completion date has been moved up to July 8th '16...........So, an extra 5 weeks of summer for travel! The original 12 months of wait time is down to 7 months and counting...

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Old 11-23-2015, 09:12 PM   #20
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We are so excited. We just got notified today that our completion date has been moved up to July 8th '16...........So, an extra 5 weeks of summer for travel! The original 12 months of wait time is down to 7 months and counting...

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